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Katy ISD Celebrates Board Recognition MonthKaty ISD Celebrates Board Recognition Month2018-01-19T19:17:38Z<div class="ExternalClass751A3D1FF8FB43CCB857B527BC07D42A"><p>​The month of January is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of men and women elected as school board members, who volunteer their time to serve our local schools. The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) suggests all districts across the state honor trustees for tackling the enormous job of governing local school districts.</p><p>Join us as we celebrate the Katy ISD Board of Trustees in a gathering which will include a performance by Morton Ranch High School Jazz'd Choir and a proclamation by the City of Katy to honor our Board of Trustees.</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> <br>Miller Career & Technology Center<br>1734 Katyland Drive<br>Katy, TX  77493</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Monday, January 22, 2018<br></strong></span><strong>6:30 p.m.<br></strong><strong>Katy ISD Board of Trustees Meeting</strong><strong>             </strong></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Hosts Financial Information AcademyKaty ISD Hosts Financial Information Academy2018-01-19T14:11:06Z<div class="ExternalClass8A1E33E4F05448F1B4DC12A2D4279AC9"><p>​Katy ISD's annual Financial Information Academy will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Ninth Grade Center of Morton Ranch High School.  The purpose of this event is to communicate information to parents about financing post-secondary education and training for their children.  There will be a morning session from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The event is free, and registration is not required.</p></div>
Katy ISD Seeks Community's Input on 2018-19 Instructional CalendarKaty ISD Seeks Community's Input on 2018-19 Instructional Calendar2018-01-19T05:17:30Z<div class="ExternalClassECFE724FA82A498B81E2CE19FC23684A"><p>Every year, Katy Independent School District receives input from parents, students, staff and community members to develop an instructional calendar for the upcoming school year.  As part of the Katy ISD "<em>Your District, Your Voice</em>" initiative, the District is seeking community feedback on three instructional calendar options.</p><p>On Friday, January 19, the Katy ISD community will be able to provide their input through the <strong>2018-19 Instructional Calendar</strong> survey which will be sent via email and available through February 2.  The survey outlines proposed start and end dates, holidays and the total number of instructional days for each recommended calendar.  Below are the three options:</p><p> </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Option 1</strong></span></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p>School Begins:  Wednesday, August 15</p><p>School Ends:  Thursday, May 23</p><p>Instructional Calendar Days:  177</p><p>Full week off for Thanksgiving</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Option 2</strong></span></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>School Begins:  Monday, August 13</p><p>School Ends:  Wednesday, May 22</p><p>Instructional Calendar Days:  178</p><p>Full week off for Thanksgiving</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Option 3</strong></span></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>School Begins:  Monday, August 27</p><p>School Ends:  Tuesday, June 4</p><p>Instructional Calendar Day:  178</p><p>Three Days off for Thanksgiving</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Everyone's participation is important and will play a crucial role in the Katy ISD Board of Trustees' decision making process.  If one does not receive a survey link by the end of this week, they can contact K12<em>Insight</em>, the external research firm conducting the survey, at <a href=""></a> . </p><p>​<a href="">2018-19 Instructional Calendar Video – English</a></p><p><a href="">2018-19 Instructional Calendar Video - Spanish</a></p></div>
Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now OpenKaty ISD Community Education Registration Now Open2018-01-18T20:31:35Z<div class="ExternalClass7FEF873CE2F24457AD30079AAAF37A2E"><p>The Spring 2018 Katy ISD Community Education classes are now open for registration. The purpose of Community Education is to provide the general public with learning opportunities including self-improvement, enrichment, recreation and academic courses.</p><p>Classes include learning opportunities pertaining to recreational activities, arts and crafts, health and personal development, foreign languages, business and industry skills, finance, computer applications, driver education, college preparatory, and multiple online courses.</p><p>For more information, visit the <a href="/dept/ce/Documents/Community_Education_Course_Catalog.pdf">Community Education catalog online</a> or call 281-396-6365. </p></div>
Dedication of Katy ISD Stockdick Junior HighDedication of Katy ISD Stockdick Junior High2018-01-14T22:41:39Z<div class="ExternalClassD573ECA836E54A41B14FCA7E7F5167DA"><p>Katy Independent School District opens the doors of Stockdick Junior High (SJH) to parents, students, staff and community members during a dedication ceremony of its 15<sup>th</sup> junior high.  SJH is home of the fierce sabercats where visitors can find a vision of "<em>Leaders & Learners, Today & Tomorrow!"</em><br></p><p>Adam Henry Stockdick was the first family member who applied and received approval to begin two of the original area schools.  The new SJH is located on a portion of the Stockdick family farm, near the site of one of the original one-room schoolhouses.  Country schools continued to operate for years after Katy ISD was formed in 1919.  The Stockdick School consolidated with Katy ISD in 1931, ending the era of unincorporated schools, but not the involvement of the Stockdick family in education.  From teaching, supporting and running some of the local schools, to several family members serving as trustees for the school board, education was, and continues to be, very important to the Stockdick's.  After almost 122 years, this family continues to love and nourish the community they call their own.  The historical stories and lessons of this family are ones of strength, will, focus, respect and faith in others which is a true Katy ISD legacy!</p><p>During the dedication ceremony, attendees enjoyed a special performance by the SJH Girls' Choir.  Additionally, a proclamation was read by a representative of Senator Lois Kolkhorst Office and a flag was presented by Representative Mike Schofield. </p><p><a href="">See photos of the dedication ceremony.</a>  </p></div>
Katy ISD Invites Parents to Gifted and Talented Summer Program ExpoKaty ISD Invites Parents to Gifted and Talented Summer Program Expo2018-01-12T23:05:53Z<div class="ExternalClass1F0BCC9DF4F2497783C3FB18F2B934F7"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District invites parents to the Gifted and Talented (GT) Summer Program Expo hosted by the Houston Area Cooperative for the Gifted and Talented.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The expo will be open to all Houston area parents with students identified as gifted and talented.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about summer programs and scholarships offered through the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), as well as a chance to visit with representatives from various camps open to K-12 students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Nine informational sessions, focused on a variety of topics, will be available for parents.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;"></span><span style="text-align:justify;">Pre-registration is recommended due to seating limitations.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Click the </span><a href="" style="text-align:justify;">GT Summer Program Expo</a><span style="text-align:justify;"> link to register or for additional details.</span></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Wilchester Elementary School (Spring Branch ISD)<br>13618 St. Mary's<br>Houston, TX  77079</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Saturday, January 20, 2018<br></strong></span><strong>9 a.m. – 12 p.m.</strong></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Thanks Trustees During School Board Recognition MonthKaty ISD Thanks Trustees During School Board Recognition Month2018-01-03T20:33:02Z<div class="ExternalClassE3442F6187F741128C2476966D64A25D"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">January is School Board Recognition Month and Katy ISD is joining districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Our Board gives their time and energy, without pay, and many times at the expense of their very own families, to provide guidance and leadership to the students, staff and community of Katy," said Superintendent Lance Hindt. "In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The men and women serving Katy ISD are: Ashley Vann, president; Courtney Doyle, vice president; Charles Griffin, secretary; Rebecca Fox, member; Bryan Michalsky, member; George Scott, member; and Bill Lacy, member.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Board of Trustees will be celebrated throughout the month of January, culminating in a special recognition and presentation at the January 22 Regular Board meeting. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​"Great leadership always begins with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. Please join us as we recognize these local leaders for helping us in providing unparalleled learning experiences for our students and for laying the foundation of the Katy ISD legacy," said Hindt. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Board%20Recognition%20Month%20graphic.jpg" alt="Board Recognition Month graphic.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Earns Place on AP® District Honor RollKaty ISD Earns Place on AP® District Honor Roll2018-01-03T18:22:03Z<div class="ExternalClass67ECF89F25FF4800A48169BCD7DE7D05"><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:left;">Katy ISD is one of 447 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by College Board with placement on the </span><strong style="text-align:left;">8</strong><strong style="text-align:left;"><sup>th</sup></strong><strong style="text-align:left;"> Annual </strong><strong style="text-align:left;">AP</strong><strong style="text-align:left;"><sup>®</sup></strong><strong style="text-align:left;"> District Honor Roll</strong><span style="text-align:left;"> for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work while simultaneously improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.</span><br></p><p>From 2015 to 2017, the number of AP exams administered in Katy ISD increased by 23 percent.  The number of students participating in AP exams increased 26 percent to 9,478 in 2017 and the number of students receiving a 3 or higher increased by 24.6% in those two years.  </p><p>To be included on the AP District Honor Roll, participating districts must: </p><ul><li>Increase participation/access to AP course work by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts.</li><li>Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students who scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam.</li><li>Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2017 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2015, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher. </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on the AP District Honor Roll, visit the <a href="">College Board website</a>.</p></div>

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